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Poster: adelmand Date: Sep 21, 2004 7:50am
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Using films in Final Cut Pro

I've been using Prelinger films in Final Cut Pro for quite some time now. I've been able to get very good results by using diva to convert the mpeg 2 to dv/dvcpro and then using the new file in FCP. When I try this with some of Skip's films (both here and in the features section) I can't import the resulting file into FCP. FCP just tells me "file error: 1 files recognized; 0 access denied; 1 unknown" Specifically I've had this problem with "Crossroads Crash". Any ideas?

Could the codec issues mentioned below be causing this? The converted files play perfectly in Quicktime player.

Regards,

Dan

This post was modified by adelmand on 2004-09-21 14:50:53

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Sep 22, 2004 2:37am
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Re: Using films in Final Cut Pro

Hmmm. There are some differences between Prelinger files vs. AV Geeks/Feature Films, but I would think that the Prelinger films would be causing the problems because of the odd aspect ratio (352 x 480).

I'm not familiar with the program you are using to do the conversion to a DV file.

Skip

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Poster: FP Date: Sep 22, 2004 11:05am
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Re: Using films in Final Cut Pro


The Prelinger films are an odd assortment of format variants. Some are DVD-compliant MPEG2s, other are SVCD-compliant MPEG2s, still others are only available as MPEG1.

The AVGEEKS files are a little different, and slightly more difficult to work with than the bulk of the files in this archive which are encoded with pulldown at 29.97 fps. The AVGeeks files are actually of a higher quality - pure 23.97 files that preserve each frame, with no messy pulldown to work around. However, some programs do not have the capability to import progressive files. I don't know FINAL CUT PRO, but is it possible older versions of the program may require 29.97 interlaced files?

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Sep 23, 2004 1:28am
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Re: Using films in Final Cut Pro

Not all of the files on the AV Geeks site are 23.97 fps. In the future, most of the files will be 29.97 fps. All the Feature Films are 29.97 fps too.

Since Dan said he tried working with files from both the AV Geeks and Feature Films section, I suspect something else is going on.

Skip

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Poster: adelmand Date: Sep 23, 2004 1:32am
Forum: avgeeks Subject: Re: Using films in Final Cut Pro

Ahhh. That seems to be it. The FCP project needs to be set to 24p before one can use 24p files. Thanks Guys!

Dan